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Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, Apr-Jun, Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 20-26mm.

Foodplant: Birch.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64VC65
Year first recorded19041883188318831976
Year last recorded20152014201420152014
Number of records108211987901393301
Number of individuals1016213516082906468
Unique positions11517022921639
Unique locations10816221221338
Adult records104511637401334295
Immature records124102

For the county, we have a total of 4764 records from 733 sites. First recorded in 1883.
 

Photos


2006 Lesser Swallow Prominent 10 Head
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2006 Lesser Swallow Prominent 09 Side
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2006 Lesser Swallow Prominent 08 Top2
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2006 Lesser Swallow Prominent 07 Top
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2006 Lesser Swallow Prominent 06 (right) and SP (left)
© Tony Moverley 20 Aug 2017
2006 Lesser Swallow Prominent 05
© Nancy Stedman
2006 Lesser Swallow Prominent 03
© Andy Nunn
2006 Lesser Swallow Prominent 04 eggs
© Paul Holmes, 8 May 2007
2006 Lesser Swallow Prominent 02
© Paul Kipling 20th August 2010
2006 Lesser Swallow Prominent 01
© Charles Fletcher, 28 Jul 2010

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded fairly commonly in all five vice-counties in areas where birch is well established such as heathlands in the Vale of York. It is also the most frequent Prominent in Wharfedale (WNS).

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread with two overlapping broods. No recent changes in numbers or distribution. There can be impressive numbers in birch woodland eg 77 at North Cliffe Wood on 6.8.2010.
 

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